My Late Summer Reading List

Hey my loves,

I haven’t read a book that had nothing to do with Uni work in FOREVER, like literally almost two freaking years. So, when I finally finished my Bachelor thesis and was completely free I promised myself to read at least three books. Well, I already read four and am currently in the midst of my 5th and have more lined up. I really want to finish them before I start with my masters degree.

I love reading criminal novels and thrillers, a combination of both even better. I thought I would share my summer reading list with you, even though it’s already to start to turn into fall over here (lol).

One of my favorite book series at the moment are the Robert Hunter books by Chris Carter. I just really like his writing style and the content is so gory and creepy – just SUPER GOOD. If you’re into thrillers these are the books to read – trust me.

Robert Hunter is a Detective at a Special Division of the LAPD and deals with serial killers. He works with his partner Detective Carlos Garcia on really bad cases. Each book deals with a different killer.

I’ve so far have read eight of the eleven books he has published about Robert Hunter and am currently reading the ninth. The first three I read back in 2016, so I had quite a pause before I started to read the others.

The Crucifix Killer

I’ve read ‘The Crucifix Killer‘ in 2016 and have been hooked ever since I just really enjoyed reading it, even though it is quite cruel.


The Executioner

I’ve read ‘The Executioner” right after the first one, I just couldn’t put the books down.


The Night Stalker

Again, read ‘The Night Stalker‘ right after I finished with ‘The Executioner’. Had to stop after this one, because Uni picked up a lot of extra work. But it was a real good read.

I really wanted to read more of the series back in 2016, but like I said Uni started to pick up with a lot more work and then my bad-remembering-stuff-brain got a hold of me (hahaha xD).

Since the beginning of September I’ve read four more of the Robert Hunter-Series, and I can’t put the books down. I absolutely just LOVE reading them.

So far I’ve read: ‘The Death Sculptor‘, ‘One by One‘, ‘An Evil Mind‘, which was incredibly tense to read, so far definitely my favorite, ‘I am Death‘ and currently I am reading ‘The Caller‘.

After that I’m planning on finishing the series with the last two books: ‘Gallery of the Dead‘ and ‘Hunting Evil‘. I am really excited to see what happens in those ones and am really eager to find out if there will be more books of the series.

I also picked out two books that have nothing to with this series, but honestly those might be read in December, but I thought I tell you about them either way.

Pretty Girls

I’ve read one or two books by Karin Slaughter before and really enjoy her style of writing as well as her way of looking inside a character, so I had to buy my Goodreads suggestions ‘Pretty Girls‘ straight away.


The Power

I was super intrigued by the small summary of ‘The Power’, I never read something like this and I can’t wait to read it.

Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? If you, what were your thoughts (BUT NO SPOILERS). If you want to go into more details DM on Instagram or Twitter, I’m always up for a good book discussion.

I wish you all a wonderful day.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Summer Reading List – My Recommendations for you – 2016

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you five books I absolutely loved reading and of which I think they are perfect to make it on your summer reading list. As you might or might not know I love a good thriller so there is not really a surprise that almost every book I’ve read are pretty intense. But I still hope you enjoy this entry and if you do make sure to give it a thumbs up! I am not going to tell you too much about the books, basically I’m going to write the blurbs here so that you get a nice little feeling of what the book is about. And maybe I’m giving a hint or two what I loved about it.

So here are my recommendations for you:

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Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

If you’ve been a reader for a while you might know how much I love this book. I wrote an entry about it, check it out here: Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects Review

What is it about?

“Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims – a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story – and survive this homecoming.”

Cody McFadyen – The Face of Death

It’s the second installment of the Smoky Barrett series by Cody McFadyen. It’s seriously so gripping and I absolutely loved every single book of the series.

What is it about?

“The girl is sixteen, at the scene of a grisly triple homicide, and has a gun to her head. She claims “The Stranger” killed her adoptive family, that he’s been following her all her life, killing everyone she ever loved, and that no one believes her. No one has. Until now. Special Agent Smoky Barrett is head of the violent crimes unit in Los Angeles, the part of the FBI reserved for tracking down the worst of the worst. Her team has been handpicked from among the nation’s elite law enforcement specialists and they are as obsessed and relentless as the psychos they hunt; they’ll have to be to deal with this case. For another vicious double homicide reveals a killer embarked on a dark crusade of trauma and death: an “artist” who’s molding sixteen-year-old Sarah into the perfect victim—and the ultimate weapon. But Smoky Barrett has another, more personal reason for catching The Stranger—an adopted daughter and a new life that are worth protecting at any cost. This time Smoky is going to have to put it all on the line. Because The Stranger is all too real, all too close, and all too relentless. And when he finally shows his face, if she’s not ready to confront her worst fear, Smoky won’t have time to do anything but die.”

Dave Eggers – The Circle

This one is very, very close to home. With technology surrounding us every time. So be prepared to be freaked out.

What is it about?

“When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in America–even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.”

Chris Carter – The Crucifix Killer

I only recently wrote an entry about this book, so check it out here: Chris Carter – The Crucifix Killer Review

What is it about?

“In a derelict house in LA, a young woman is found savagely murdered. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the has been ripped from her face – while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck is a carved strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that’s not possible. Because, two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this be the work of a copycat? Or is Homicide Detective Robert Hunter forced to face the unthinkable? Is the real Crucifix Killer still out there, taunting Hunter with his inability to catch him? Robert Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining…”

Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper

You need to keep tissues handy for this one! I’ve cried so much while reading it and if you have seen the movie you know what I’m talking about!

What is it about?

“Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life and a role that she has never challenged… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister—and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.”

Do you have any recommendations for me or have read any of these books? Let me know in the comments.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.